Royalty checks

If you’re feeling bad about the royalty checks a publisher is paying you, look at those some musicians are getting: … c-industry

Here’s one example:


Sadly, that sounds about right. Even really big name musicians say the only way to make any money in music is to tour. Forget any sort of income from CDs or downloads. It might buy you a pint of beer and a pizza, but that’s about it. So I hear.

You might like Iggy Pop’s lecture on this subject … … 77658&mt=2

My smallest royalty cheque was for £0.01.

It was my cut of the royalties for a comedy show broadcast on Swiss cable that I’d contributed a sketch to.